New Version of Agfa HealthCare Enterprise Imaging Platform Extends Support for Patient-Centric Care Along the Care Continuum

Agfa HealthCareAgfa HealthCare announces that it is releasing a new version of its Enterprise Imaging platform. Customer-driven enhancements include academic, multi-site, radiology and additional specialty workflows for medical imaging. The Enterprise Imaging platform has already been adopted by hospitals worldwide, and has been recognized as the Number 1 Enterprise Imaging solution in the November 2015 report "Trends in Medical Imaging Technology" *.

Cooperation across departments, specialties and sites
The platform also has additional modules that can support the extensive demands of research and teaching programs. For example, the latest version of Agfa HealthCare's Enterprise Imaging for Radiology enables virtual conferences via a browser using the universal XERO viewer, further enhancing seamless collaboration between radiologists and clinicians. In addition, Video Management, powered by Orpheus, enables remote viewing of live cases in the operating room and real-time audio and video consultation. Surgical videos, endoscopies and supported multimedia can all be live-streamed.

More informed diagnosis, treatment and education
Advanced workflow capabilities and intelligent rules have been embedded in the VNA, helping healthcare organizations address their archiving needs. Images can be prefetched and prior studies quickly retrieved, enhancing the information available to radiologists and clinicians. The new multisite capability enables patient images to be retrieved from multiple hospitals using a single query.

The reach of Enterprise Imaging has been extended into two new, medical image-heavy specialties: dentistry and ophthalmology. Dental and ophthalmology specialists can view their studies in their familiar sequence, while study-specific, automatic hanging protocols save time and improve efficiency.

Greater efficiency for value-based care
Enterprise Imaging Business Intelligence makes a wealth of information accessible through reports and tools that provide historical, current and predictive views of operations. Enhanced Business Intelligence with analytics and management reports boosts efficiency in today's value-based care world.

"With this latest Enterprise Imaging release, Agfa HealthCare confirms its focus on delivering a highly integrated platform to improve the management and sharing of images across the healthcare enterprise," explains James Jay, Vice President of Imaging IT solutions of Agfa HealthCare.

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About Agfa
The Agfa-Gevaert Group is one of the world's leading companies in imaging and information technology. Agfa develops manufactures and markets analogue and digital systems for the printing industry (Agfa Graphics), for the healthcare sector (Agfa HealthCare), and for specific industrial applications (Agfa Materials). Agfa is headquartered in Mortsel, Belgium. The company is present in 40 countries and has agents in another 100 countries around the globe. The Agfa-Gevaert Group achieved a turnover of 2,865 million euro in 2013.

About Agfa HealthCare
Agfa HealthCare, a member of the Agfa-Gevaert Group, is a leading global provider of diagnostic imaging and healthcare IT solutions. The company has nearly a century of healthcare experience and has been a pioneer on the healthcare IT market since the early 1990's. Today Agfa HealthCare designs, develops and delivers state-of-the-art systems for capturing, managing and processing diagnostic images and clinical/administrative information for hospitals and healthcare facilities, as well as contrast media solutions to enable effective medical imaging results. The company has sales offices and agents in over 100 markets worldwide. Sales for Agfa HealthCare in 2013 were 1,160 million euro.

* Agfa HealthCare has been identified as the Number 1 Enterprise Imaging solution based on an industry survey of over 500 healthcare providers in a report published by peer60 in November 2015 called "Trends in Medical Imaging Technology" reflecting the views of provider leadership teams including chiefs of radiology, imaging directors, PACS administrators, IT managers, executives, and others

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